15 courses found
To develop the potential which everyone has to draw well from observation. To teach methods of drawing which are useful for oil painting and others which relate to water colour painting. To learn oil, acrylic, gouache and water colour techniques and make finished paintings in these media.
The course aims to introduce a range of painting and drawing techniques to develop individual skills. It will cover the basics in painting and drawing including composition and colour. Classes will be supported with examples of other artists' work to further advance your own art work.
Ideal for people who have bought a digital camera and would like to learn the basics. This beginners course teaches the many basic technical aspects of digital photography, including camera modes, focal length, composition rules, white balance and finding your way around the menus. The course will then cover uploading your images to the computer.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must have access to a digital camera for the course
This course aims to develop digital creative skills using a variety of software. It will help you to look at different creative software which can be used to develop and present information. You will explore how to add images and sounds to create a multimedia resource and you will also be able to use a tablet to look at creative apps and how they can be used. You will also learn how to share your creative works and look at the options of printing. This course is ideal for anybody who enjoys being creative who is already familiar with the Internet and computers.
To enable learners to work and communicate online in a safe and responsible manner with an awareness of their personal digital footprint. Interact safely online, learn how to protect your personal information and use security to protect your digital devices and information.
How to find and assess digital information in an ever changing world. Develop skills to organise, store, share and protect your digital information, be creative using a variety of digital tools.
Using Adobe Photoshop Elements - learn how to design, create and print a layered digital scrapbooking page, including vignetting, cropping and tearing. PRE REQUISITES: Should have attended Photoshop Elements - introduction or have a basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements.
This is a course for those who have never used a computer but who would like to have a go. The course aims to develop some of the basic skills required to begin using a computer and tablet. This is a course for complete beginners who want to learn at their own pace in a friendly, relaxed environment. Accreditation available.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and shows you how cut patterns, make clothes and undertake alterations.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and can cover making clothes, alterations and making curtains & cushions.
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society. It is suitable for anyone who already possesses basic IT skills. It is broken down into modules, each of which must be passed before an ECDL certificate is awarded. Depending on modules taken, there are different qualifications available.
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This is a 5 week course to introduce this qualification. Each taster week you will cover some of the topics which are covered in more depth on the Digital Employability course. These topics are online safety; create a document; working with e-mails; working with data; managing files and folders.
Suitable for those who have limited computer skills or have completed an introductory IT course. On this course you can learn how to use word processing software, create and use spreadsheets, use a database, create a slide show or create posters and newsletters in Desktop Publishing. You will be using the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. You will gain an accreditation for this course and it is very suitable if you are thinking of getting a job or want to refresh your IT skills before returning to work.
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
Course topics include: the basics of seamanship; the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage; chart work; electronic charts; position fixing; plotting a course to steer; weather forecasting and meteorology; tides; collision regulations; construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat and emergency and safety procedures including distress calls -,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts. The examination consists of two exam papers.
COSTS: The course fee includes compulsory course pack, Almanac and examination fees. Learners are also required to bring/purchase some basic navigation equipment e.g. a compass and Portland plotter (which can normally be purchased online for approximately £20). Any optional publications or materials will also be an additional cost.
Maximum class size is 12.